UFC 243 is in the books, and now it’s time for Reebok to pay the fighters their sponsorship money.
The UFC 243 pay-per-view event took place on Saturday, October 5, 2019 in Sydney, Australia at the Marvel Stadium. The main card aired on pay-per-view at 10 p.m. ET. The preliminary card aired on ESPN 2 at 8 p.m. ET and ESPN’s streaming service, ESPN+, at 6 p.m. ET.
Robert Whittaker vs. Israel Adesanya in a middleweight title fight served as the headliner. The interim champion became the true champion when he won by TKO in the second round. Adesanya and Whittaker each made $40,000.
In the co-main event, Al Iaquinta vs. Dan Hooker in a lightweight bout took place and saw Hooker win by decision. Both Hooker and Iaquinta each made $10,000.
Rounding out the five bout main card was Tai Tuivasa vs. Sergey Spivac in a heavyweight bout, Luke Jumeau vs. Dhiego Lima in a welterweight contest, and Justin Tafa vs. Yorgan De Castro in a heavyweight bout.
The full payouts include the following, courtesy of MMAJunkie:
Israel Adesanya: $40,000 def. Robert Whittaker: $40,000
Dan Hooker: $10,000 def. Al Iaquinta: $10,000
Serghei Spivac: $3,500 def. Tai Tuivasa: $5,000
Dhiego Lima: $5,000 def. Luke Jumeau: $4,000
Yorgan De Castro: $3,500 def. Justin Tafa: $3,500
Jake Matthews: $10,000 def. Rostem Akman: $3,500
Callan Potter: $3,500 def. Maki Pitolo: $3,500
Brad Riddell: $3,500 def. Jamie Mullarkey: $3,500
Megan Anderson: $4,000 def. Zarah Fairn: $3,500
Ji Yeon Kim: $4,000 def. Nadia Kassem: $3,500
Khalid Taha: $3,500 def. Bruno Silva: $3,500